After 21 years of muddy/rocky fun we have had to make some changes, again, in order to ensure your entertainment is our primary concern. We will now hold this race on the 4th Saturday of April in a previously enjoyed venue from years past. Egleman’s Park is one of Readings hidden starting points for access to trails recently awarded international status from the cycling world. Keeping things local is first and foremost for us, local food truck for yummy delights and a local brewer who’s all about keeping sports and Reading on the map. NEW COURSE… a little road, a little mud, some nice double track and then a whole bunch of Mt Penn’s infamous ROCKS.
If you have never run the Mudfest, be prepared for a moderately technical trail race that will test your abilities on all kinds of terrain. We have some mud, a few rocks (maybe more than a few), some decent climbs and drops. Basically a “lollipop” style course that will start you with a 3.1 mile climb up the stick that brings you to the first water-stop. A 3.1 mile loop will bring you up near Readings famous Pagoda and the Mt Penn Fire-Tower and then drop you back to the water-stop where you will then repeat the “stick” portion and race back to the finish.
Registration/Packet Pickup: Race starts at 10 A.M. at Egelman’s Park Reading, PA 19606). All packet pickup occurs that morning. Pickup opens at 8:30 A.M.
Overall 3M/3F, 18-29: 3M/3F, 30-39: 3M/3F, 40-49: 3M/3F, 50-59: 3M/3F, 60-69: 3M/3F, 70+: 2M/2F B
CASH FOR TOP 3 OVERALL MALE AND FEMALE; 1st=$50, 2nd=40, 3rd=30
$25…yep that’s it! Now there are a few rules, still a 400 limit so pay attention.
Opens Jan 27, 2017 at 12:01 AM & closes when we reach 400 runners OR by midnight, April 4th, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. No substitutions allowed. Requests for Substitutions or for refunds will be pondered, we’ll laugh about it but ultimately.... No, and no “carry overs” to following year either
Your Goodies: An awesome Tee is in the works, all finishers will get a finishers award. The usual post-race goodies will also be available for the runners (oranges, bananas, bagels….) 2-3 water stops, medical help on site, nearby parking. Results will be posted on www.pagodapacers.com about 24-48 hrs later. Race is “on” in any kind of weather. Awards will not be mailed.
simply put, parking is limited, (one of the reasons we lowered the number of entrants). Don’t worry though you’ll never be more than a good 2 iron away.